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I would think that a Space Marine would have a dozen extra magazines on him. Or something like that.
What's the deal???
I think that it is to give a cleaner look to the models. What is important about a space marine? What is it that sets him apart from the other armies? It's his armor. It may also have something to do with the quality of molds that they had when Rouge trader was realesed. To keep the look the same over the years they simply didn't add that high of a detail to the models.
Another possibility is that since the Marines are a good new player race GW didn't want to make them hard to paint. A marine is pretty striaght forward to paint. The easiest next to Necrons.
Also if they modeled the extra ammo onto the marines they would have to do the same with everyother army. You would need to have stockpiles of mortar shells with your army if you are playing IG and so on.
But the simplest answer is that they did model them onto the marines. They are stored in the pouches that are included on the Tactical Marine sprue. You just have to glue them on.
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I remember the old plastic kits USED to having extra ammunition and the like.
But they did indeed look slightly cluttered. As cool as it was.
There has to be a certain element of fantasy to it too i guess.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
i always try to give my models extra pouches and such, but i do have a space wolves army: the cluttered look makes sense with them... but it may perhaps look too messy on UM and such, detracting from their clean look....
mayby powerarmour has little compartments for ammoclips?
Last edited by Zema; May 3rd, 2007 at 11:25.
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And its a really light one, so if it were to hit someone, it wouldn't do anything. :yes:
Wow, my rambling has just inspired me for a great modeling idea.
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Well, every battle is supposed to represent about a minute of actual warfare, and every shooting phase is just one burst from a boltgun - approximately three to four shots. So in a thirty-bolt magazine, they'd actually never have to reload.
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If one was a good modeller, one could make magazines easily: make a rectangle and then carve a lid with latch on it. Sounds fairly easy (coming from someone who cannot model).